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2008 Calendar of Events

Event listings are available in two formats. For a chronological listing, please select the All tab below. For a traditional calendar view, select any of the monthly tabs below.

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  • November
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All Arboretum events listed in chronological order for all of 2008. Click on the links to read the details for the events.

January

Plantsmen's Tour
"Texture and Color with Broadleaf Evergreens"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
January 8, 2008 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Chimerism and Variegation in Plants"
Denny Werner, Ph.D., Director
January 10, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Green Roof Demonstration
"Planting a Green Roof Roof on a Dog House"
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
January 12, 2008 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Thread Count: The Poetry of Terri Kirby Erickson"
Terri Kirby Erickson, Poet
January 24, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

February

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Exploring the Fascinating World Inside the Hive: Insights Into Honey Bees and Beekeeping"
David Tarpy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Extension Apiculturist, Department of Entomology, NC State University
February 7, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Gems"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
February 12, 2008 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of A Walk in the Winter Garden
"The Winter Garden"
Dick and Judith Knott Tyler, Pine Knot Farms
February 17, 2008 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

A Walk in the Winter Garden
February 17, 2008 (Sunday) – 1:00:01 PM–4:00 PM

March

Plantsmen's Tour
"Signs of Spring"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
March 4, 2008 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"From Genotype to Phenotype: Adventures in Plant Breeding"
Tom Ranney, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
March 10, 2008 (Monday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Master Gardener "Successful Gardening Clinic"
March 15, 2008 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the News and Observer Birdhouse Competition
"Dead Wood is Good: How to Attract Cavity Nesting Birds to Your Yard"
Becky Desjardins, Wake Audubon and Bird Collection Manager, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
March 20, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Wake Audubon, Pennington Seed, and the JCRA
March 20, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30:01 PM–9:00 PM – FOA Lecture
March 21, 2008 (Friday) – 7:30 AM–6:00 PM – Entries Accepted
March 22, 2008 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
March 23, 2008 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

Open Day at the Joslin Garden
March 29, 2008 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Triangle Camellia Society Show
March 29, 2008 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

April

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Garden Gems from Mars – The Wild, Wacky World of Gardening with Hardy Aroids"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
April 3, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

JCRA Arborfest
"Waterwise Choices for Responsible Gardeners"
April 5, 2008 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Small Trees for Spring Interest"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
April 8, 2008 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
April 12, 2008 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
April 13, 2008 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"What's in a Name?"
Paul Fantz, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
April 17, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Master Gardener "Successful Gardening Clinic"
April 19, 2008 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

May

Gala in the Garden
Celebrating a Greener World!
May 4, 2008 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"A Few of My Favorite Things"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
May 6, 2008 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Master Gardener "Successful Gardening Clinic"
May 17, 2008 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Hardy Palms for North Carolina"
Gary Hollar, Gary's Nursery
May 22, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Propagation Workshop
Waiting List Started
May 31, 2008 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

June

Plantsmen's Tour
"Fabulous Foliage"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
June 10, 2008 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Master Gardener "Successful Gardening Clinic"
June 21, 2008 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Summer Solstice Celebration
June 21, 2008 (Saturday) – 5:00 PM–9:00 PM

July

Plantsmen's Tour
"Return of the Natives"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
July 8, 2008 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Importance of Echinacea Conservation in North Carolina"
Kathleen Ann McKeown
July 20, 2000 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

August

Plantsmen's Tour
"Don't Sweat the Heat"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
August 5, 2008 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

September

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Ask the Director"
Denny Werner, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
September 4, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Shady Characters"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
September 9, 2008 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Triangle Bonsai Expo
Presented by the Triangle Bonsai Society
September 13, 2008 (Saturday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and the JC Raulston Arboretum
September 20, 2008 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
September 21, 2008 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Raleigh Rose Society's Rose Show
September 20, 2008 (Saturday) – 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum Symposium
Seats Still Available
"Surround Yourself with Shady Characters"
September 26, 2008 (Friday) – 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
September 27, 2008 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
September 28, 2008 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Asian Adventures: Plant Hunting in China and Taiwan"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections, JC Raulston Arboretum
October 2, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
Plant List Available on PAX Web Site
October 4, 2008 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
October 5, 2008 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"2008 New Accessions"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
October 7, 2008 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
October 11, 2008 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–9:15 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
New Date
"Pens, Plants, Weeds, and Words: The Thrills and Chills of Writing a Garden Book"
Pam Baggett and Roy Dicks, Authors
October 15, 2008 (Wednesday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

November

Plantsmen's Tour
"Around the World"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
November 4, 2008 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Great Grasses for Southern Landscapes"
John Hoffman, Hoffman Nursery
November 6, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Propagation Workshop
"From Seed to Flower-Propagating Your Favorite Plants by Seed"
Denny Werner, Director
November 8, 2008 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture and the 2008 NCNLA Excellence in the Landscape Awards
Sponsored by the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Drought and Climate Change! New Ways to do Business"
Tracy Traer, Landscape Designer
November 20, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:00 PM–9:00 PM

December

Tree Care Demonstration
December 2, 2008 (Tuesday) – 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Apples in North Carolina: What's New?"
Mike Parker, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
December 4, 2008 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
December 7, 2008 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Perennials"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
December 9, 2008 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

January 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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3

4

5

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7

8
Plantsmen's Tour
"Texture and Color with Broadleaf Evergreens"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

9

10
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Chimerism and Variegation in Plants"
Denny Werner, Ph.D., Director
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

11

12
Green Roof Demonstration
"Planting a Green Roof Roof on a Dog House"
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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21

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Thread Count: The Poetry of Terri Kirby Erickson"
Terri Kirby Erickson, Poet
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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31

February 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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3

4

5

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7
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Exploring the Fascinating World Inside the Hive: Insights Into Honey Bees and Beekeeping"
David Tarpy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Extension Apiculturist, Department of Entomology, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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10

11

12
Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Gems"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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14

15

16

17
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of A Walk in the Winter Garden
"The Winter Garden"
Dick and Judith Knott Tyler, Pine Knot Farms
1:00 PM-2:00 PM


A Walk in the Winter Garden
1:00:01 PM-4:00 PM

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March 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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2

3

4
Plantsmen's Tour
"Signs of Spring"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

5

6

7

8

9

10
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"From Genotype to Phenotype: Adventures in Plant Breeding"
Tom Ranney, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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12

13

14

15
Master Gardener "Successful Gardening Clinic"
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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17

18

19

20
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the News and Observer Birdhouse Competition
"Dead Wood is Good: How to Attract Cavity Nesting Birds to Your Yard"
Becky Desjardins, Wake Audubon and Bird Collection Manager, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
7:30 PM-9:00 PM


News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Wake Audubon, Pennington Seed, and the JCRA
7:30:01 PM-9:00 PM

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News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Wake Audubon, Pennington Seed, and the JCRA
7:30 AM-6:00 PM

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News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Wake Audubon, Pennington Seed, and the JCRA
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Wake Audubon, Pennington Seed, and the JCRA
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Open Day at the Joslin Garden
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Triangle Camellia Society Show
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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April 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Garden Gems from Mars – The Wild, Wacky World of Gardening with Hardy Aroids"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

4

5
JCRA Arborfest
"Waterwise Choices for Responsible Gardeners"
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

6

7

8
Plantsmen's Tour
"Small Trees for Spring Interest"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

9

10

11

12
Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

13
Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

14

15

16

17
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"What's in a Name?"
Paul Fantz, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

18

19
Master Gardener "Successful Gardening Clinic"
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

May 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4
Gala in the Garden
Celebrating a Greener World!
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

5

6
Plantsmen's Tour
"A Few of My Favorite Things"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17
Master Gardener "Successful Gardening Clinic"
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

18

19

20

21

22
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Hardy Palms for North Carolina"
Gary Hollar, Gary's Nursery
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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24

25

26

27

28

29

30

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Propagation Workshop
Waiting List Started
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

June 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10
Plantsmen's Tour
"Fabulous Foliage"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21
Master Gardener "Successful Gardening Clinic"
10:00 AM-2:00 PM


Summer Solstice Celebration
5:00 PM-9:00 PM

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24

25

26

27

28

29

30

July 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8
Plantsmen's Tour
"Return of the Natives"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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10

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12

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14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

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25

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27

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August 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4

5
Plantsmen's Tour
"Don't Sweat the Heat"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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September 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Ask the Director"
Denny Werner, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

5

6

7

8

9
Plantsmen's Tour
"Shady Characters"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

10

11

12

13
Triangle Bonsai Expo
Presented by the Triangle Bonsai Society
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

14

15

16

17

18

19

20
Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and the JC Raulston Arboretum
9:00 AM-5:00 PM


Raleigh Rose Society's Rose Show
1:30 PM-4:30 PM

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Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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25

26
JC Raulston Arboretum Symposium
Seats Still Available
"Surround Yourself with Shady Characters"
5:30 PM-10:00 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum Symposium
Seats Still Available
"Surround Yourself with Shady Characters"
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum Symposium
Seats Still Available
"Surround Yourself with Shady Characters"
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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30

October 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Asian Adventures: Plant Hunting in China and Taiwan"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections, JC Raulston Arboretum
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

3

4
Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
Plant List Available on PAX Web Site
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

5
Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
Plant List Available on PAX Web Site
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

6

7
Plantsmen's Tour
"2008 New Accessions"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

8

9

10

11
Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
9:00 AM-9:15 AM

12

13

14

15
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
New Date
"Pens, Plants, Weeds, and Words: The Thrills and Chills of Writing a Garden Book"
Pam Baggett and Roy Dicks, Authors
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

November 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4
Plantsmen's Tour
"Around the World"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

5

6
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Great Grasses for Southern Landscapes"
John Hoffman, Hoffman Nursery
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

7

8
Propagation Workshop
"From Seed to Flower-Propagating Your Favorite Plants by Seed"
Denny Werner, Director
9:00 AM-12:30 PM

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture and the 2008 NCNLA Excellence in the Landscape Awards
Sponsored by the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Drought and Climate Change! New Ways to do Business"
Tracy Traer, Landscape Designer
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

December 2008

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2
Tree Care Demonstration
10:00 AM-11:00 AM

3

4
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Apples in North Carolina: What's New?"
Mike Parker, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

5

6

7
Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

8

9
Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Perennials"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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